You know how it is, the house is full of clutter, new things arrive regularly due to having children with changing tastes and needs, or domestic projects that sadly don’t get to see their rightful end; that’s just a part of everyone’s lives and is unavoidable a lot of the time. Usually, people find the best time to have a full de-clutter and sort out is before a house move, or if any children in the house move out…Because when would you find a better time?
There are so many benefits to having a de-clutter, and it doesn’t have to just be during the ‘key’ moments in life either. What, however are the benefits?
Reducing stress & anxiety
Having a manic and cluttered home really can cause a mind overloaded with the stresses of other everyday things to make you feel anxious and stressed out. After all, who wants to come home from a hard day at work or from looking after loved ones to a messy and disorganised home? Not only that, but it can make you feel ashamed of your home, particularly if you have people coming around to visit.
One way to help achieve domestic bliss is to not think of the impending tidy as one big mountain, but as smaller tasks: tackle one room at a time. By completing one room (say the living room or the bedroom) then you have one space to begin to feel calmer and see the benefit of a tidy home. It’ll also encourage and inspire you to tackle the rest of the home!
Improve Your Sleep
You might close your eyes, but the mess will still be there and your brain will still be processing things. “I should get rid of that”, “I need to clean this”, “I need to hire that to get rid of this other thing”. By clearing things out, you give your already tired brain some much needed down-time. By sleeping better, you will also find your health improves and you have more energy and are more productive and more creative. It is one less thing to worry about so your brain can really get stuck into those more fun and enjoyable things you want to do!
Get rid of dust & Allergens
It’s just a natural part of life that the items in your home will gather dust, dog hair, pollen as well as anything dragged into the house by children, pets or untidy spouses. So the items sitting around unused are just taking up space and gathering dust, not to mention allergens.
It’s important to declutter all your rooms, even those rooms you don’t go into very often, like any attic spaces or garages. That dust is still circulating in your home and finding its way into rooms you do use. So, getting rid of excess clutter should help to improve the airflow in your home, which will help reduce the effect of anyone suffering with allergies, such as hay fever, asthma or eczema.
Save yourself money
When you finally finish a room, you’ll realise how you managed to live without all the things that were causing the mess in the first place – and you’ll want to keep it that way. That means you won’t spend money on needless items that will inevitably cause the clutter to start building up again. That is also not taking into account the money you will make from selling your unwanted items on sites such as eBay – there may also be the odd unearthed treasure that you never realised you had and stops you buying a needless replacement.
With less stuff in the house, cleaning becomes a doddle! You can move about freer without bumping the vacuum cleaner into so many things and there are less hidden places for dust and allergens to collect, so the chore of housework becomes a smaller task!
Store Your Belongings with JNJ Storage
Naturally once you have decluttered your home, you will find you still have some possessions that, whilst you have no need for them now, you’ll want to keep: Favourite toys, heirloom pieces, bedroom furniture and children’s works of art or school, college and university creations – family memories you’ll want to keep safe.
Enjoy all the benefits of a decluttered home without saying goodbye to these priceless possessions by putting them into storage! At JNJ Storage, we provide affordable, clean, secure storage units in a wide range of sizes. You can rent them for as little as two weeks and for however long you like. The process is simple; you pick your unit size and reserve your space free of charge.